Docs take action to stop health system sale; Proposed bill would clarify who is a medical doctor;

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> Physicians from St. Luke's Episcopal Health System have filed a motion to stop the Houston system's sale to Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives, according to the Houston Business Journal. Article

> Two more medical practices have joined the University of Michigan Health System's Pioneer accountable care organization, the system announced yesterday. Announcement

> Federal authorities have filed criminal charges against the owner of the now-closed Renaissance Hospital Terrell, the Dallas Morning News reported. In February, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services halted funding to the Texas hospital after finding gaps in patient safety that contributed to at least two deaths. Article

> A bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives aims to help consumers easily identify who is a licensed medical doctor, Medscape News Today reported. Article

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> Electronic health records have proven highly useful to Canadian physicians in community-based care, helping them reap more than $1.3 billion in benefits since 2006, according to a new report by PwC. Article

> The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has proposed a feasibility study to evaluate the use of smartphones to collect information about health behaviors. Article

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